Mr. Doe, 54, sought treatment for his hypertension from Dr. Roe, his primary care physician. Urinalysis showed two to three red blood cells in Mr. Doe’s urine. However, Mr. Doe was not advised of this condition.
At his annual physical about two weeks later, a screening urine test was normal. Approximately two years later, a different family practice physician referred Mr. Doe to a urologist after a urine test showed blood and red blood cells in Mr. Doe’s urine. This led to a diagnosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Mr. Doe died of his kidney cancer disease within three years. He was survived by his two adult children.
Mr. Doe’s estate and family sued Dr. Roe alleging that he chose not to refer Mr. Doe to a urologist for a complete workup, which would have led to a timely diagnosis of his kidney cancer. The lawsuit did not claim lost income.
The jury signed a verdict for $6,800,000.
The attorneys successfully representing the Doe family and the estate were Adam Satin and Lynn Hu.
Doe v. Roe Primary Care Physicians, (Undisclosed Docket).
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling wrongful death lawsuits, medical negligence cases, misdiagnosis of cancer lawsuits and birth trauma injury lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Lemont, Crestwood, Maywood, Crete, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Elk Grove Village, Elgin, Oak Forest, Olympia Fields, Franklin Park, Bedford Park, Hazel Crest, Harwood Heights, Harvey, Markham, Orland Park, Western Springs, Schaumburg, Chicago (Garfield Ridge, Old Town Triangle, Princeton Park, Printer’s Row, Pulaski Park, South Chicago, South Loop, Cathedral District, Chinatown, Belmont Cragin, Back of the Yards, Lincoln Square, Lincoln Park, Archer Heights), Hinsdale, Glencoe and Fox River Grove, Ill.
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